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“Our vision is to have a positive impact on the environment and communities.”
Organizations of all sizes are always on a lookout for ways to manage their energy consumptions and costs. In recent times, the need for customized products and services is very crucial so the companies look towards providers to help them in their quest for renewable energy to meet their demands. Some technologies need proper research and development but more number of renewable energy projects must be implemented to ensure the longevity of a clean atmosphere and diverse ecosystems. Basically, all the regions of the world have renewable sources and the unused renewable energy must be taken advantage of. Businesses need a provider to help them achieve their energy goals because it will help them in several ways like managing energy supply, reducing energy consumption, meeting sustainability goals, and creating resiliency.
REURASIA MANAGEMENT CORPORATION is one such firm that is not only dedicating it’s time to serve the local community’s best interest by developing and supporting sustainable renewable energy projects in the Philippines but also is contributing to a greener and cleaner environment. The firm has proven expertise over South East Asia (India, Thailand, and the Philippines) and accumulates more than 182 MW generating power capacity field experience.
The company was established in 2016 and is headquartered in Makati City, Philippines.
Maxime Droit, REURASIA MANAGEMENT CORPORATION CEO spoke exclusively to The Silicon Review. Below is an excerpt.
What was the reason behind the genesis of REURASIA? What are your offerings?
We believe that the best success in Asia is resulting from a combination of local knowledge and international expert. REURASIA is a Joint venture between an expert of energy with a strong track record in terms of management and engineering in a large international corporation and a local developer with a large network, good knowledge of the market, and solid development capabilities. This local/international geometry helps us deliver price-competitive services.
We started as technical support of full advantage in the Philippines, especially during construction and commissioning phases. We involve now in all the value chain of the project: from the study, permitting, financing, engineering, construction, operation, and maintenance. Our offering to the clients include:
How successful was your first project roll on? Please share the experience.
Our first contract was to represent a 100-year-old French engineering and manufacturing company called Boccard. However, our first experience was not a success but we learned so much and it has helped Reurasia to become what we are today. We supported them for one year and helped them to source projects in the Philippines, then decided to structure our engineering department. It has been a good learning curve for us in terms of tendering and marketing.
How do you stay relevant to the consumer interests and needs in this highly volatile market?
“The essence of Reurasia is to be flexible”, it is our key differentiator with most competitors, we have no “off the shelf offer”, we always spend a lot of time with our customers before contracting to be sure, and we will render the service needed at affordable price. We have a very large range of competence so that we can provide all the services our customers need and not only a part of it.
If you have to list the factors that have been/are the biggest asset to your organization, what would they be and why?
What is your piece of advice to someone just starting out?
Coming from the project management side, I clearly underestimated the impact of Marketing, Human Resources, and Project Financing problematic. If I have only a few pieces of advice:
Do you have any new products ready to be/ getting ready to be launched?
We are one of the few companies, looking for a hybrid system with biomass power plants. Our smart grid technology will allow isolated islands of the Philippines to finally get clean and affordable electricity. We are also working on movable biogas generators (inside a 20-foot container) to produce power from biodegradable waste, manure, etc. to be able to solve waste and electrification issues in the Philippines.
The Mastermind behind the Sustainable Growth of REURASIA MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
Maxime Droit serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of REURASIA MANAGEMENT CORPORATION. He is a French engineer who always worked in the low carbon emission industry. After working several years in AREVA (French listed company) as Construction and Commissioning Manager specialized in Biomass Power Plants, he decided to start REURASIA in partnership with Carla Abesamis and Bernardo Tadeo.
Under his leadership, the firm has won several accolades; few of them include Best Renewable Energy Project Development Company 2019-Philippines, 50 Leading Companies of the year 2020, and Best Practice Operator-2020.
“Our business idea is to focus on today’s problems and find sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions.”